Lorin Basden Arnold

I have been a member of the Rowan University community since 1998, when I joined the Department of Communication Studies.  In the years since, I have served as a member and chair of a variety of university committees, directed the public speaking program, and chaired the Communication Studies department, and served as Interim Dean for the College. In July 2010, I accepted a permanent post as Dean of the College of Communication, which became the College of Communication and Creative Arts in 2012.

As a communication scholar, my research focuses primarily on the family, examining our understandings of family and family relationships and enactments.  Recent research efforts have examined mothers’ understandings of gender socialization, mothering and eating disorders, and online parenting communities.  In 2007, I published Family Communication: Theory and Research with Allyn and Bacon press.  The text is a combination of an anthology and traditional textbook, for use in undergraduate family communication courses.

At Rowan, I have taught courses in family communication, gender and communication, interpersonal communication, communication theory, and ethical issues in communication, among others.

I hope that you find The Dean Blog useful, and I welcome your feedback and suggestions regarding future material.



One comment:

  1. Dear Dean Arnold,

    I learned about you while visiting my friend Bruce Klein last week. We were talking about my Foundations upcoming gala in Glassboro on June 1st and that the fundraiser is targeted at helping bring the landmark documentary “The Same Heart” to the silver screen. It’s Director is Len Morris. Len is the founder and president of Media Voices for Children and this will be the third of his trilogy of documentaries on ending global child labor and poverty. When Bruce told me about you I imagined your presence at the event might lead to a discussion with Len about his work and how your students might one day benefit from meeting him and who knows what else. Len is an amazing talent and has a long list of film accomplishments both in the Entertainment and social sector. I will be sending you an email with more details about the event and the film and I hope it leads to a mutually beneficial dialogue between you, my foundation and Len.

    Best Regards,

    Rich Geisel
    The Orchids of Light Foundation

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